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at this summit. tom perez is the assistant attorney general of the civil rights division in washington, dc, he was nominated for that position by president obama and sworn in in october of 2009 and we are all the lucky -- we are all very lucky that that happened in october of 2009. tom has spent his entire career in public service and on protecting the civil rights of our most vulnerable people. tom actually joined the civil rights division as a young lawyer and while he was there he prosecuted some of the most significant cases in the country. lawyers in the civil rights division get fanned out to places in the country to handle cases in mississippi and alabama and california and all over and tom was one of those people. he was sent to texas to handle a very significant hate crime case when he was a young lawyer that involved a gang of white supremacists that went on a killing spree and ended up shooting 3 people and killing one when he was a young lawyer working in the civil rights division. he later served as a top deputy for attorney general janet reno, he was special counsel to ted k
and civil rights issue and there's one thing that comes up in absolutely every conversation that i have had with people in the district, and that was bullying. and it really, it was, it's not surprising to the people in this room, i know. it was not surprising to me but it was troubling to me that in every community that i was meeting with, this was an issue prrp violence, harassment, physical, cyber, social, children on children, this kind of behavior is so disturbing and so troubling and so heartbreaking to so many people. even in this place, even in san francisco, california and northern california, which has got to be if not the most tolerant place in the country certainly amuck the most tolerance and diverse places in the community, this is what i was hearing out in the community and it's something we wanted to get involved in. and i'm so grateful that as a result of that all of you have agreed to come together to have a conversation about this issue with us included. i can't tell you how much we appreciate it. so thank you very much for being here. as i said, we're grailsd with th
to discuss the civil rights act. some people say i'm brave or crazy to be here today. i'm not one to watch the world go by. i wake up every day hoping to make a difference. i take to heart the words of tony moreyson, who wrote if there's a book that you want to read that has not been written yet, you must write it. i can recite lots of books or i can plunge in the arena, maybe fall but at least i tried. what i'm about is a philosophy that leads you fill in the blank. i came here to not preach or prescribe spom formula l.a. for you but i want a government that leaves you alone. it encourages you to write the book that become yours future. you're more important than any political party, more important that any partisan pleadings. the most important thing you will do is yet to be seen. for me, i found my important thing to do when i learned to do surgery on the eye, when i learned to restore people's vision. you're still -- many of you have those things ahead of you. i'm an eye surge first and foremost, i find myself in a debate on how we heal the sick conomy and how do we get people back to
, the role of our federal government. tom perez, assistant secretary for civil rights, ruslyn lee. she was also nominated by president obama to serve in her role as assistant secretary of education for civil rights and she was confirmed by the senate in may of 2009. as assistant secretary, ruslyn is assistant secretary arnie's duncan's primary advisor. before she joined the department of education she was vice president of the education trust in washington, dc and was the founding executive of education trust west in oakland. in these positions she advocated for public school students in california, focusing on achievement and opportunity gaps, improving can urriculum and instructional quality and ensuring quality education for everybody. she served as an advisor on education issues on a number of private ipbs institutions, she is a teacher, a lawyer, and a very influential voice on all policy matters. she was also passionate about ending this issue of bullying and bringing everyone together to stop this disturbing trend so please welcome assistant secretary for civil rights, rus
. tavis: more than a decade before the civil rights activists took to the streets, branch rickey went up against a wall of segregation and brought in jackie roosevelt robinson to play in america's then all white pastime. it was a courageous move. all the while driving on the field. rekeyed took on the baseball this movient -- challenges -- let's take a look. >> i love baseball. given my whole life to it. i was a player at ohio university. they had a negro capture on the team -- catcher and the team. i saw him laid low, broken, because of the color of his skin. unfair atsomething the heart of the game i love. came when i could no longer ignore it. you help me love baseball again. tavis: >> congratulations, number one last weekend. off to a good start. i specifically asked for this clip, and i wanted this clip because it is one of the most powerful scenes in the movie. to see this. went >> senior citizen discount? [laughter] that he have a feeling is going to be worth something. you might see that on ebay and a few years as this movie comes a classic. i wanted to go see this because i want
to that. and it is about state leadership, not just looking at the civil rights laws for protection, but -- and it certainly is our job to vigorously enforce them -- but it is your job as superintendent to (inaudible) even where the federal civil rights laws don't protect you. so it's a case of taking what you are doing, what folks are doing across the country and putting those on places like stopbullying dwofl .org so we can scale those up around the country. >> recognizable face. >> (inaudible) and i'm also head of the san francisco commission on women and the lieutenant governor asked about data. actually we do have data on bullying in san francisco high schools, particularly bullying among lgbt girls. so for the first time this year we've incorporated data that kevin coggin and ilsa (inaudible) provided and their suicide rates are off the charts, lesbian girls in our district. it's actually from the cdy youth risk survey. i want to offer that as a resource to folks in this room and encourage you in this pursuit of data. >> thank you. >> my question centers around the point o
a quick summary of the laws. the ada, calif. building code, the civil rights, and our experts here will elaborate. we also have a list of certified caps at work in san francisco for you. carla johnson with the mayor's office of disability has created a really good it died of out to interview your experts to make sure you are getting the best quality product for you. been next -- the money you pay for the inspection you can take as a tax deduction. any money that if you have taken can be applied as a tax deduction. this can be done on an annual basis. next, the opportunity, and a fund -- opportunity loan fund, providing for small businesses to pay for the inspection or to make improvements needed. to do it before you receive the lawsuit. and lastly, we of the bar association and their resources. they're providing their legal service for you. this last thing i am going to share with you in terms of what we have seen in our office is that with the individuals, that does not necessarily mean an individual will follow up with a lawsuit. what we've seen in our office is the individual's
exciting to see everybody talking about civil rights litigate or heroes which i think they are. >> what is next in the film and what do you see for film and how do people learn more about it. >> the film will be on hbo in july in the summer series which is great because they do a lot of marketing. we are selecting the open night. which is a thousand seat audience. it is the premier selection. it's at the film festival as it went to sundance and they voted it and it's a film we would like to bring home. we are doing as many film festivals as we can. we won the audience award and jury award in miami and doing as many speaking and community talk back events. the film i hope will become a gathering point for people to use and say this is what's happening in our jurisdiction. this shows the experience of just a few lawyers. there are many people struggling to do a great job across the country. >> what's your website? >> we'll be taking questions. now let's move to john rapping who is one of the individuals featured in the film. john, i remember when you first talked about starting a training
act." well, this civil war within the gop obviously is raging right now. but can a party vehemently against gay marriage win in a country where a majority of people across the board support gay marriage? robin armstrong, republican national committeeman from texas, gregory angelo executive director of the log cabin republicans. gentlemen, this is sort of an amazing thing to watch right now because you've got these couple of strains in republican party which are real, traditional and valid. you've got the libertarian strain which goes back to barry goldwater, live and let live. at the end of his life he was pro gay rights, pro abortion rights, basically live and let live. you have the strong church part of the party. the religious cultural right which has given the party all its votes in the last 20 or 30 years starting with the prayer issue back in '61. let me ask you, dr. robin armstrong, thank you for joining. let me ask you, which is the strongest strain in your history? is it libertarianism or sort of orthodox cultural values? >> i think it's a combination of both. >> well, that
reaction: >> no republican questions or disputes civil rights. i've never waived in civil rights or the civil rights act. the dispute, if there is one, has always been about how much of the remedy should come under federal or state or private purview. what gets lost is the republican party has always been the party of civil rights and voting right, because republicans believe that the federal government is limited, though, and that its function is limited by the constitution. some have concluded that republicans are somehow inherently insensitive to minority rights. nothing could be further from the truth. republicans do, indeed, still believe many rights remain with the people and the states respectively. when some people hear that, they tune us out, saying he's just using code words for states right to discriminate, for the states right to seeinggy greato segregate and abuse. that's simply not true. >> important -- equally important is that the students showed up. they were there. they came to listen. so you don't get caught up in the criticism. you get caught up in the fact th
much the civil rights laws. in my mind, having had the privilege of working on education issues for a very long time, i have come to realize that the civil rights laws are the most, have been historically the most sorely underutilized tools for change. it is in the context of civil rights as we talked about with the lgbt community. we have also, as tom mentioned, seen and we were reading about all too frequently a kind of bullying and harassment for students of certain religious groups. in our guidance we also made it clear while we don't have jurisdiction over religion in the same way we don't over sexual orientation, what we're seeing in all of these -- and all of these are case by case, you can't just broad sweep the laws -- when students are bullied and harassed in this world because of religion, in most instances a lot of that is not about race or religion, it's because. perception that students that share certain religious traits also share certain ethnicities and that is discrimination and that falls under title 6. it is not just about enforcing the laws that make it cle
, and again i want to thank you for your remarks and your doggedness, civil rights is about persistence. you exude persistence. i have attempted to live a persistent life. the civil rights act of 1964 was first introduced in 1948, took a little while. the hate crimes of 2009 was first introduced in 96, took some time. we are not backing off this. i have spent as much time on this issue as any issue and i speak as not simply -- i approach it not simply from the perspective of a civil rights lawyer, i approach it from the perspective of a parent of 3 and that informs my judgment as much as -- and my passion for this as much as anything. i can't promise, i don't know when we're going to be able to declare victory. i look at so many of the civil rights issues of our time and they have remained all too persistent but that doesn't mean we cannot continue to be dogged and i think we've seen successes. success didn't come soon enough for you and that is tragic and that's what motivates me and others to continue this work and so i hope we'll continue it together and i hope we'll be persistent. i
economic views buts was against civil rights for african-americans? that 20%, would that be enough to stop you from joining the party? >> well, absolutely not, but i do not -- >> that wouldn't stop you from joining the republican party? you would join a party that didn't believe in civil is rights for african-americans? because you agree with them on economic issues? >> what you're trying to do is you're trying to equate the issue -- >> i'm only asking the question because i'm going to ask the same question to gregory. >> i am telling you that republicans led the civil rights movement. abraham lincoln was a republi n republican. so i don't accept the premise of your question. i believe wholeheartedly that most americans today agree that marriage is between one man and one woman and republican party will stand on that platform. >> well, let me just go through the latest polling. 53%, sir, do believe and support same sex marriage. 42% oppose. in your party, perhaps in your world politically, 66% of republicans do oppose. but you just threw out a line that's not true. most americans support
, and there was death. but overall, it was a bloodless revolution. i like to think of it as the civil rights movement that was truly civil. because masses of people thought carefully about what was at stake and what was right rather than what was expedient or habitual. they thought about what was elevating rather than merely power trying to reinforce itself. that movement, for it not to be understand as one of the most noble, most mature, most sweeping political changes is inconceivable to me. however, it may court the danger of not being recalled that way. and just in case it is in serious danger of drifting into the barely mentioned in our textbooks and in our cultural history, or in case it suffers an untimely demise in its narrative because its promises are as yet incomplete, before that we should contemplate and revere that period as a powerfully moral achievement. and of the many paths that the whole movement took, none was more significant or more singular than the brown v. board of education. there's certainly many celebrations and memorials and books and essays and op-ed pieces all in place
as shana points out it's nowhere near over. we won on civil rights, women's rights we're going to win on gay rights because we're right. the arc of history bends towards justice. and when it finally gets over the hump it's a joyous moment. the people who miss this are people like pat buchanan. he just wrote an article, live to what he says here. priests and pastors marched for civil rights. others preached for civil rights. but if the gay rights agenda is imposed we could have priests and pastors preaching not acceptance but principled rejection. he's talking about civil disobedience if we have gay rights. now we had civil dis disobedience to get rights. he said something akin to this could be in the cards in the home mow sexual rights movement is victorious. a public rejection of the new laws by millions and refusal by millions to respect or obey them. they're talking about the rule of law and you better fall the law. all of a sudden when the law is not on their identify, oh, i don't want to follow it any more. >> it's a gross misrepresentation of civil rights and of how people feel
or the civil rights division of the department of justice conducting a civil investigation. it is still an investigation. they might use a subpoena to obtain data. for the criminal side, with the because at the moment, he worked in the department of justice, they have a policy. is required at this point. the hill.guest from he also has a question. >> the way that ecpa is currently written, there is a distinction whether e-mails are 180 years old or whether they have been opened or not. does that still make sense question is that something congress should change? >> ecpa was under review during a prior congress and is under review by this congress. i think there is no doubt there'll be certain modifications made. i also know it is the position of the department of justin -- justice of the 180 days distinction is an artificial one. i think the issue from our perspective, from my perspective embark together, because the question is complicated, if you update and change the laws, more changes will be in place that will make the job for investigators more difficult. it hosted change a lot to
the fcc or the environmental protection for the civil rights division of the department of justice conducting a similar investigation and they might use a subpoena to obtain data. as far as the criminal side and what the fbi does at the moment because we work through the united states attorneys office which is a department of justice, the department justice has a policy for e-mail content held by providers a warrant is required at this point. >> host: agent konrad motyka brandon sasso is here and ask a question. >> guest: i'm wondering if you think the way it is written and there is a distinction between whether e-mails are 180 days over whether they been opened or not and if that distinction makes sense with the people use e-mails now and if that something that congress should change? >> caller: well, it was under review during the prior congress and is under review by this congress. i think there is no doubt going to be certain modifications made and i also know that it's the tradition of the department justice or a 180 day disc tension is an artificial one. we take our legal gui
became involved in civil rights movement to protect housing discrimination after a local real estate office refused to work with him because he was black. then there were a very significant first. first african american elected to san francisco in the california state assembly. the first african american speaker of the california state assembly. and as we all know the first african mayor of san francisco [ applause ] >> first, the first, the first. and a speaker of the assembly he would also become the first and the only politicians to hold that position for 15 years. longer than any other individual so much so that a new paradigm was created with prop 140 which instituted term limits. had that not happened and all likelihood, willie brown might still be speaker had he so desired the. [ [ applause ] >> it's worth noting that willie became speaker of the state assembly after the coalition of republican and democrats. 28 republicans, 23 democrats. some say this goes back to a period of more consilt tree and less contentious part of american policies. i would a tend that it's his way to
the civil rights division of the d. of justice conducting an investigation, and it's still an investigation, and they might use a subpoena to obtain data. as far as the criminal side of what the fbi does, at the moment -- because we work through the united states attorney's office which is the department of justice -- the department of justice has a policy for e-mail content held by providers a warrant is required at this point. >> host: agent motyka, brendan sasso is here, he has a question for you. >> i'm wondering whether you think the way ecpa's currently written there's a distinct between whether e-mails are 180 days old, whether they've been opened, i'm wondering if you think that makes sense and if that's something congress should change. >> guest: well, ecpa was under review during the prior congress, it's under review by this congress. i think there's no doubt that there are going to be certain modifications made. and i also know that it's the position of the department of justice that the 180-day distinct is an artificial one. so speaking as an fbi agent, we take on legal guidance
504 of rehab act of 1973 which was the first civil rights protection with persons with disability in the history of the united states and set off the independent living and civil rights movement. we are in good company there on market street. our new place is really lovely. we have some private office space where we can hold very confidential meetings that we have with our client base. we also have an open architectural access area that allows us to meet in large groups with the architects plans and other city departments that we work with on other minute projects and we have a space that is going to be handy soon. although it's going to be under construction, we would like to use these offices for some of the meetings for the executive committee meeting that will be taking place next tuesday. we would also like to start holding our physical access community meetings and disability disaster preparedness meeting there. it will help us a lot to hold these meetings at our office because we are currently under staff and if we can remain in the office then we can keep the office runnin
and slavery and civil rights, what all americans fought for to get where we are today, they will not risk and a remote chance of going back to the days of bigoted racism and laws that denied opportunities based on the color of their skin. it was wonderful to see rand paul at howard university recently. it is the fact that he showed up. it well known that his intentions are to seek the presidency of the united states as a gop candidate. normally, howard university as an historical black college is not on their agenda. the fact that rand paul went to their first. he does not have a great understanding of the history of race and segregation but that is ok because he was able to take something from those young people who are very bright and well-researched. i had an opportunity to talk to some of the people who were there and got to chat afterwards. young people are different. they are open and realize there is something amiss. they are frightened about their job opportunities and prospects for business on a ship and whether they have a real future. they are more open and willing to listen to
. after democratic president lyndon johnson signed the civil rights act and the voting rights act passed by the democrats in congress and after those acts established a frame work from black citizens to exercise and enjoy equal protections. it was white dixiecrats who left the party. those who refused to support civil rights gain was clear the best party was the republican party. so large majority voters become republican voters because they opposed civil rights. we know about opposition to civil rights legislation, don't you? even though you said i've never been against the civil rights act ever. but in 2010 during an interview with the courier journal you said you do not support bans on discrimination by privately owned businesses, and that would mean those students from another historically black college would have had to live with the private decision to deny them a place to sit at that lunch counter. maybe republicans like you don't count that as opposition to the republicans rights act but i bet many howard students do. >> i i don't mean that to be insulting. i'm trying to find out
john, dating back to hep 63 or hep 64 civil rights laws that say women gets equal pay. why do we need another pay? >> i think the notion of that is cruel to women. going forward it would call into question their achievements as though they were made in the ballot box than performance. the markets will bring a new reality and businesses will avoid hiring women because they don't want to pay something that the markets will not bear. >> elizabeth: mike? >> you take away merit pay. you decrease the incentive of people being productive that. is important to a capitalistic economy and that's why thatcher able to turn it around in two short years. >> elizabeth: rich, go ahead. what gdp. unemployment was up . unemployment in two years. >> i will come back to you in a second. my good friend, steve i don't want to accuse him of old school thinking. women have other that's why they were paid less. no, men have other interest. they play golf and that is the problem. >> elizabeth: sorry sabrina. >> the men over all and this is changing thankfully looly. men do focus on is therecareers whether it i
amos brown to present the plaque to mayor brown's unwavering commitment to civil rights. [ applause ] >> thank you richard brown. it's good to see you and thank you dr. parkel. that's all i got. i could listen to him talk all day. that was fantastic. >> christina, would you like to come up again? >> thank you. we have a few special thank yous that we want to wrap the ceremony up with. if vernal, elsie and deanna if you can please come up. we would really appreciate it. and so behalf on the mayor's office we would like to say thank you deeply for your contribution for making these services such a success. >> thank you. >> they are beautiful. >> for you. we have certificates of honor on behalf of the mayor's services. we are good at making certificates of honor. >> thank you. >> okay. and thank you to everybody for your contribution, your time and commitment to showing up today. the sponsors, we appreciate your support. now that concludes our ceremony. please enjoy the reception. thank you. >> on december 28, 1912, san francisco mayor stared into a sea of 60,000 of constituents that
to serve. his actions as the nation's top civil rights attorney are raising eyebrows. they are accusing him of being urged to drop a case. the cases could have returned $200 million to taxpayers. the justice department said they cleared the deal. new this morning, the faa orderiorde ordering special inspections for 787s. they are looking at the pins to remove tail panels. the corrosion protection was improperly installed. so far, there have been no accidents. today is the deadline to file your taxes. you have until midnight to get your forms into the mail. you canp get a six month extension. this year 90% of those filed electronically. if you own a small business you have a higher chance that the irs will audit you. the irs has a higher audit rate. study looked at irs data from small business owners. let's go back to angie golf. >> reporter: the death tall is rising. in iraq 27 people dead and more than 100 wounded. car bombs and explosions rattled baghdad and the city of kir cook. violence just a week before iraqis are set to vote before the 2011 u.s. troop withdrawal. at the live desk new
the years of the civil rights movement to bring justice to millions of people in our country. worked hard for equality between men and women so that they could receive the same pay. with you tos stand say everybody in america deserves the same rights. we want immigration reform now. [cheers and applause] speaking spanish] ahora.a reforma ahora. [speaking spanish] [speaking spanish] brothers and sisters, welcome leadersn on -- arms the who will speak on behalf of our great group of labor leaders. we will hear from the president henry., mary kay we will hear from the president of the all workers -- auto workers. we will hear from the vice- president of the national teachers' union. unitedwill hear from the farm workers. sisters, let's welcome our labor leaders. [cheers and applause] >> thank you, hector. ago, when our country was founded, immigrant workers, african american workers, white workers said, enough is enough. we deserve better. we deserve to be part of the american dream like everybody in our nation. the time is now for free them. the time is now for equality. by the teamtoday me
making san francisco the rights to civil council city, the city of gideon. there are civil cases, eviction cases, family law cases where the consequences, the results followed in court are almost as severe to what gideon faced and what people face in criminal cases. what we recognize at the outset of the supervisors proclamation is part inspirational, our leaders in the community have rallied around it and the bar association and our firms have taken on more conviction cases. later we'll be holding an event to thank people in these positions and so please stay tuned about that. in the meantime let's focus on gideon and the public defenders role. i would say if there is ever a time and place to turn the tied and to bring the &m music back to gideon's trumpet. we thank you and look forward to a great day. thank you. [ applause ] >> about a year-and-a-half go we saw one of the most dramatic shifts when the state took funding and reallocated to local and housing for state prisoners. our next speaker chief probation officers not only in san francisco but statewide. she's here to give
a lot of human rights, civil rights, women rights, fights against anti-semitic behavior and things of that effect, so that's part of their upbringing as is recycling every day. here i give them the go recycle. so i think that there's no how to, but i by those are all the building blocks for decent parenting, i would hope. [applause] >> what i see is a wonderful respect that you give him as well as -- >> and i will say for the viewing audience, we did not set this up. [laughter] i assure you, i did not plant in the audience. but that's nice. >> i've always said it's amazing, i hear the child come in after school, and the father and mother are talking about their day. and i said to hem, i've never seen a family like this before, including my own. and so what you have, the relationship, is just -- [inaudible] >> well, thank you. and, again, one of the, one thing we do, my wife and i are both very busy, and i think every parent these days is a full-time taxi driver. he had a lead in the school play again, he's many tennis, water polo, karate, i mean, you name it, he plays in the jazz b
and to intervene to help. there is nothing civil about letting somebody without their right mind decompensate to the to point that they lose their lives and sometimes other people lose their lives. our mother recently had called me and said that her son had been on the streets because he also left their house and the police called her first thing in the morning. she hadn't seen him in a long time and he had paranoid schizophrenia. they said your son is in the hospital. we arrested him on a 51/50. he was walking naked in the street in the middle of the night talking to himself. the mother and father jumped in the car and went to the emergency room and by the time they got there, the hospital had released him. i don't understand this. it's just, you know, i'm not a lawyer and i wasn't in the mental health field before, i just, i don't understand it. the qualifications and criteria for a holder extreme and they are unrealistic. a person much be imminently danger to self or others or gravely disabled before they are picked up. if your shelter is under a freeway, if he knows of a garbage can that
to have a lawful system that spurs the national interest, without hammering, as the civil rights commission members has said, the low-income worker. >> senator schumer, is this amnesty first? >> not at all. this is a very balanced bill. the american people have told us to do two things. one, prevent future flows of illegal immigration. and then, come up with a common sense solution for illegal immigration. that's that's what our bill does. we've worked long and hard on this. so, we're very, very close. every major -- every significant disagreement among the eight of us is resolved. and i expect we will -- the eight of us will introduce a bill on tuesday. obviously, there have been problems. but last friday night, this past friday night, under dianne feinstein's leadership, the last problem, agriculture, was agreed to. the growers and the farm workers are there. of course, we've all said, until the eight of us sign that bill, put our names on it, tuesday, we don't have final agreement. but i see nothing in the way. and i think you'll see a major agreement that's balanced but fair.
in good faith and showing up to howard and telling people you always supported the civil right act when you very much hasn't doesn't pass the basic test of good faith. well talk a bit more about rand paul at howard and krugs, crime and race with the great melissa perry harris. >>> a performance with the big star michelle ree is coming up. both tylenol and bayer advanced aspirin are proven to be effective pain relievers. tylenol works by blocking pain signals to your brain. bayer advanced aspirin blocks pain at the site. try the power of bayer advanced aspirin. by going low. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 like offering schwab etfs tdd# 1-800-345-2550 with the lowest operating expenses tdd# 1-800-345-2550 in their respective lipper categories -- tdd# 1-800-345-2550 lower than ishares tdd# 1-800-345-2550 and vanguard. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 and with all our etfs commission-free tdd# 1-800-345-2550 when traded online in a schwab account, tdd# 1-800-345-2550 it leaves our investors with more money to invest. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 something they've come to count on with us. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 so as investor
of the civil rights movement is that we have reached the point where outright racism is marginalized and demonized, rejected. so when people want to talk in these ways where their invoking prejudice or stereo types they use coded language. they say something that comes close to what they mean. so when we see someone like newt gingrich running for president and he calls president barack obama the food stamp president, on one level he can say i'm talking about how more people went on food stamps during barack obama's presidency than any other president. you can dispute that figure or not, and some people have, but that is what he says he means there but there's another meaning on top of it, where black people are associated with welfare programs. welfare programs are considered undesirable. the term welfare is determined undesirable, and if you can connect a black president with the idea the is handing free stuff to people to get them to vote for him, that's an association that can work with voters. and indeed people, journalists who interviewed folks who voted in the south carolina pr
in washington to end. the gop needs to turn to its roots and its roots are pro women rights and pro civil rights for african-americans and pro privacy, pro small government when it comes to personal matters. i think eventually this will happen but don't hold your breath. kind of also looking ahead, now we have had two significant wins for the democrats but i'm thinking about how do we advance, not just react? and despite women winning the election for the democrats in the senate and for obama, we haven't really delivered all that much to women. so, as we see with some of the state legislation and as i talk about in my book there is a small but powerful minority that simply does not support full gender equality for women or full civil rights for all americans regardless of their sexuality and their sexual orientation and sexual identity. for some reason democrats have not been democrats through this and we can put these culture wars behind us. yes, it has a lot to do with their institutions and polarization but i'm wondering if it could be that it's just not a high enough priority for the good ol
for the passing of the civil rights act of 1964 than did democrats. and all of those politicians that stood this front of school doors, they were democrats. george wallace was a democrat. orville -- [inaudible] of little rock was a democrat. and not all of them became republicans once the civil rights act got passed. so the idea that republicans are racist is not fair. you look at the his right-of-way the democratic -- history of the democratic party, this is a party that voted against the 13th, 14th amendment and basically every civil rights legislation passed in the 9th century -- 19th century, the republican party was against it. the first successful presidential candidate was a guy named abraham lincoln. republicans have a major story to tell. but often people don't want to hear about it, they believe the republicans are racist, and they shut their minds to it. this is not your grandfather's republican party. republicans are very sensitive about reaching out to blacks and hispanics. but they often con desend. they often say things like, oh, i know somebody who picked fruit with cesar ch
it before. during the civil rights period, you had people on the hill making these appeals. this is how it should be. i do not discount the legislation that will pass with background checks. there is no passed yet. there will be something. it will be a good step forward. >> i want to suggest something charles said when you are talking about the mentally ill. one of the amendments being produced, i think by lindsey gramm, i'm not sure -- i'm not sure. let me strike the lindsey gramm part. one of the republican amendments would allow people to be institutionalized as a danger to themselves or others to now be able to get weapons unless they can show they are in imminent danger. that is just -- pardon the expression -- lunacy. ini think the biggest issue my mind for the nra is they do not want a national registry because they do not believe someone who is using guns in a responsible way should be some out in some federal registry. i think the compromise they have come up with is interesting where it will be held by a dealer. it will be a state registry. but if someone wants to go back and
those can be, and trying to make sure civil liberties and protections for our civil liberties and civil rights are set up so that we can use them or may not be able to use them. >> that, of course, is always a balance. what is the time frame you are looking at now? >> 50 forensics is under way. the search for seized -- the forensics is under way. the search for cc tv is under way. it could take a long, long time, especially if someone has made it out of the country or has been very careful in how they have done this. it is very open-ended and very difficult to predict. >> and no one has claimed responsibility. i'm afraid i will have to leave it there. thank you for coming in. there will be more than 30 marathons around the world next weekend, and the events in boston have implications globally. insiston, organizers that the marathon will go ahead, but with a massive 36,000 runners and half a million spectators, as we were just hearing, they are taking every precaution. june kelly reports. >> the london marathon is always a day of blisters, sweat and humor. that looks incredibly heavy. >
property today, have it inspected, and make the changes because this is a civil rights statute. it is the same thing as discrimination based on race, and it is treated the same way in the courts. >> i heard the previous speaker make some good points about be a pro are the -- proactive about getting a task inspector before you get sued. i am f. task inspector. if you have to cut -- heard the term thrown around, inspection created by our state senators, and it is really great information out there that i want to encourage everyone. i will not be able to go into extensive details, but i will be able to tell you a little bit of what is involved. the difference is in the california building code. i can also give you tips on how to choose and specter appeared first of all, the program has an inspector's knowledge of the california building code, and the reason why that is so important is because you have to comply with both. the california billing code is enforced when you get a building permit, and forced by the local building requirements. it says all new buildings have to be total
that a right to a education is i social justice issue and if you deny that you're denying their civil rights. that's how we feel about being proactive. now there is a line of demarcation happens and we want to be proactive i know jill is looking at me. when the event happens and there is harm that occurs we believe in restorative practices and repairing the harm. we don't believe in kicks kids out of school. that's not a solution. we are an educational institution. we go through this process and the perpetrator understands the damage and make it right to the victim. it's not okay shake hands. it's a whole process. you talk about it and process what is happening and people follow up on that, so we very much believe in this restorative process in san francisco and how do we know? because of the indicators that should be going up are going up and the others are going down. our truancies are down. suspensions are down and students in class is going up. thank you for being here. [applause] >> okay. that's okay. you jumped ahead to several of my questions so you don't get to talk anymor
us safer? i don't think so. our privacy has been compromised. civil rights are comp compromised. >> he is working on a policy for privacy and any use would be limited and used on specific missions. christien kafton, ktvu channel 2 news. >> our coverage continues on we posted the surveillance video and a slide show of the still images the fbi released today on the two suspects in the boston marathon-bombings. >>> suspect held up for the day surrendered to police. the man barricaded himself this morning. there was concern the man may have bombs and guns so police evacuated neighbors and sent a robot to investigate. one neighbor is relieved the man is under arrest. >> he said he had two bombs and two guns. i believe he has the bombs but not the guns. >> reporter: why do you believe that? >> he was explaining to the cops about the two bombs. what triggered them. >> police say no explosive devices were found. officers are waiting for a warrant to search the apartment. >>> oakland school officials say a woman with her baby were nearly hit by gunfire today. a spokesman sa
. our privacy has been compromised. our civil rights and liberties are compromised. >> reporter: the sheriff says he's working on creating a privacy policy. it would be on a mission by mission basis and limited in scope. >>> ultimate fighting is coming to san jose's hp pavilion this weekend. a couple of bay area fighters will be in the ring. in a separate bout, ufc premier as a heavyweight. both say they're excited to fight on their home turf. >> san jose, the shark tank. the bay area is very familiar. i feel like this is my home territory. i hope everyone from san francisco comes and backs me up. >> people come out in droves and support us. i'm excited for it. >> tickets are still available. you can watch the ufc on ktvu channel 2 on saturday. >>> for the first time in six years, the golden state warriors are returning in the nba playoffs. many joined to wish them well. after the rally the warriors flag was raised at city hall to mark the team's second playoff appearance in 19 years. the first game of the playoffs tips off saturday. >>> storms rolling through the midwest are wr
be a program on leadership. there's a panel where we bring in john an who came in and spoke on civil rights. we we give them a breech training on a special ed law they've been focusing on for 8 more so months. we have basically support without influencing and how to keep up confidentially private. we start matching families if you have a child who has is special disability we can plug it into our database and match the families on that criteria. we have a hundred and 20 active he mentors and there's about thirty or 38 spanish speaking members. we're actively seeking out fundraiser. and last year we had one hundred and thirty something matches. we have educational workshops >> so my second position is a coordinator. this does community base organizations behavior of the parents and giving the folks an overview on rights. we over our clinics at 6363 admission the first thursday ♪ again, we offers those workshops throughout the community it's very actually in spreading the word of information. we also offer p p ws. their our parents professional workshops again, we try to get our information to
. joining me is our own set photographer. he comes from one of the most important families of the civil- rights struggle. he is the son of medgar evers. >> thank you very much for allow me to be on this group. for many years, i have been able to see the guest, what shoot, and as a photographer watched the guest. you make them comfortable, and you bring out the best in them, which helps me in my job. tavis: that is my job, to make your job easier. and you do a fine job of it. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: after four decades and more than 30 million records solarann and nancy will just inducted into the rock-and- roll hall of fame. the road was not always smooth and some
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